Sherman Mine 1880's

Producer in Sierra county in New Mexico, United States with commodities Gold, Silver, Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10107963
MRDS ID D006812
Record type Site
Current site name Sherman Mine 1880's
Alternate or previous names Sherman Group, Caballero Group
Related records 10248353

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -107.54449, 32.944 (WGS84)
Elevation 1768
Relative position ABOUT 22 MILES S 54 W OF TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES.
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States New Mexico Sierra

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
New Mexico 016S 007W 03 E2 New Mexico

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Primary
Copper Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Argentite Ore
Chalcopyrite Ore
Gold Ore

Alteration

  • (Local) Propylitized Andesite

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Monzonite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Paleocene
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Intermediate Volcanic Rock > Andesite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -107.54449, 32.944

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description The Vein Is Part Of A System Of Radial Veins Associated With Copper Flat Monzonite Porphyry.

Ore body information

  • General form PINCH AND SWELL
    Thickness 1.22M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Mineralized Solutions Rose Along Faults And Localized In Fractures And Fissures.

Comments on the geologic information

  • FOR REGIONAL GEOLOGY SEE HILLSBORO DISTRICT.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1885
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place
Year of first production 1885
Year of last production 1941

Mining district

District name Hillsboro District

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner William Abbott
    Home office Hillsboro, N.M.
    First year 1941
  • Type Owner
    Owner B. Caballero
    Home office Hillsboro, N.M.
    First year 1941

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 121.92M

Comments on the workings information

  • WORKINGS IN 1934 REPORTED TO CONSIST OF 400 FT. OR MORE OF UNDERGROUND WORKINGS WHICH WERE EITHER CAVED OR FLOODED.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS D006812

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    HARLEY, G.T., 1934 NMBMMR BULL 10, P. 125-141, P. 156-157

  • Deposit

    HEDLUND, D.C., 1977 USGS MAP MF-900-B

  • Deposit

    NMBMMR GENERAL FILE DATA

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit DEPOSITS OCCUR IN A VEIN OF FRACTURED ANDESITE AVERAGING 4 FT. IN WIDTH AND CONTAINING IRREGULARLY DISTRIBUTED SMALL STRINGERS OF ORE-BEARING QUARTZ.
Deposit Discovery Year: 1880'S

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-APR-1981 Menzie, David New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources